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2025 Kia Sportage Hybrid gets price hike, still undercuts RAV4, CR-V

Green Car Reports

Biggest price hike applies to base front-wheel-drive Sportage Hybrid 2025 Sportage Hybrid remains cheaper than rivals if AWD isn’t a priority Sportage PHEV carries over at 34 miles of range, includes AWD Kia has carried over its Sportage Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid lineups for the 2025 model year. And while there are few changes to these.

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The electric cars that helped keep the lights on when giant coal generator tripped

The Driven EV News

A group of 16 electric cars in Canberra have given a world-first demonstration of their ability to help prevent blackouts during a major grid emergency in February. The post The electric cars that helped keep the lights on when giant coal generator tripped appeared first on The Driven.

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10 Largest EV Battery Producers in the World

CleanTechnica EVs

One company has absolutely run away with the trophy for largest EV battery producer in the world. That would be Chinese battery giant CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd). I recall when it stole the title from LG Chem a few years ago, and it seems that it has only. [continued] The post 10 Largest EV Battery Producers in the World appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Porsche accelerates shift to electric vehicles as gas-powered models die off

Electrek

Porsche is doubling down on its shift to EVs as gas-powered vehicles, like the Macan, are already being retired in Europe. With new electric vehicles launching, including the Macan, Boxster, Cayenne, and a range-topping seven-seater EV, Porsche is laying the groundwork for the future.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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New Fiber Optics Tech Smashes Data Rate Record

Cars That Think

A team of researchers in Japan and the United Kingdom have smashed the world record for fiber optic communications through commercial-grade fiber. By broadening fiber’s communication bandwidth, the team has produced data rates four times as fast as existing commercial systems—and 33 percent better than the previous world record. The researchers’ success derives in part from their innovative use of optical amplifiers to boost signals across communications bands that conventional fiber optics tech

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BYD launches new 2025 Dolphin EV with the same $14K price tag and more range

Electrek

Adding to its arsenal of low-cost electric cars, BYD launched its updated 2025 Dolphin EV on Monday. The new Dolphin starts at the same $13,700 (RMB 99,800) price, but with a bigger battery, the updated model boasts a longer driving range.

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2025 Ram 1500 REV electric truck aims for 500 miles of range

Green Car Reports

The 2025 Ram 1500 REV is Ram's electric truck launching near the end of 2024 Ram said the 1500 REV will have up to 500 miles of range, but standard battery trucks will have 350 miles of range A range-extended Ram 1500 Ramcharger arrives after the electric Ram 1500 REV Ram is looking to go the distance with its electric truck when it arrives later.

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Gold Coast battery factory to produce EV chargers and community batteries

The Driven EV News

Gold Coast factory which will be the first in Australia capable of producing both community lithium-ion batteries and battery-backed EV chargers. The post Gold Coast battery factory to produce EV chargers and community batteries appeared first on The Driven.

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Lucid (LCID) beats Q2 delivery goal after a record quarter

Electrek

Luxury EV maker Lucid (LCID) is trending after beating Q2 expectations and setting a new delivery record. The news is sending Lucid shares higher on Monday.

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7 Top Cleantech Stories: 44.7% Renewables in Europe, Chinese EV Tariffs in EU, Unbelievably Huge Solar Farm

CleanTechnica EVs

Another week is wrapped up, and we’re here for a rundown of 7 of the biggest stories of the week. Scroll on, read along, and chime in with any big stories you think I missed. 1. Chinese EV tariffs: I think it’s clear the biggest story lately has been tariffs. [continued] The post 7 Top Cleantech Stories: 44.7% Renewables in Europe, Chinese EV Tariffs in EU, Unbelievably Huge Solar Farm appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Tesla Model Y is the best-selling imported car in S Korea in H1 2024

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y is South Korea’s best-selling imported car in the first half of 2024. The Kaizuyu Data Research Institute released a report on July 7 stating that Tesla sold a total of 10,041 units in South Korea in the first half of the year. The Tesla Model Y Q1 2024 sales increased 395.4% compared to the same period last year. The Tesla Model Y surpassed the sales of luxury brands Mercedes-Benz and BMW in H1 2024, shaking up the structure of South Korea’s top-selling car brands.

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NASCAR Showcases New Electric Car, Blows Off “Woke” Controversy

CleanTechnica EVs

With a Crossover Utility Vehicle profile and three electric motors, the new NASCAR-ABB electric car collaboration supports NASCAR's dedication to keeping the "stock" in stock car racing. The post NASCAR Showcases New Electric Car, Blows Off “Woke” Controversy appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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2025 Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid sports standard AWD, "Green Zone" mode

Green Car Reports

Hyundai's Tucson PHEV crossover SUV refreshes its interior New Baby and Green Zone drive modes file down powertrain edges Up to 33 miles of EPA-rated range possible The 2025 Hyundai Tucson crossover SUV tackles its midlife crisis with a series of updates that include standard all-wheel drive in PHEV editions, and new infotainment screens. With the.

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Turmoil Disrupts Swedish Brands Northvolt & Volvo

CleanTechnica EVs

Northvolt and Volvo are both encountering headwinds that may delay their electric car battery and manufacturing plans. The post Turmoil Disrupts Swedish Brands Northvolt & Volvo appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Porsche's gas-powered era begins to end in 2026

Green Car Reports

Porsche has confirmed that the gas-powered Macan SUV and the 718 Boxster and Cayman sports cars all will be discontinued by 2026. A Reuters report confirms the decision, which has been widely anticipated as Porsche has introduced and updated key vehicles in its electric-car product plan, including the electric Taycan sedan and the upcoming Macan.

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A new Electrify America pilot will limit EVs to 85% state of charge

Electrek

Electrify America (EA) has kicked off a pilot at 10 of its charging stations, limiting EVs to 85% state of charge to reduce congestion.

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NASCAR shows off its first electric vehicle prototype

Teslarati

NASCAR has made itself a rich legacy through the use of petrol-powered internal combustion engines for decades. But a shift in the world’s landscape of powertrains from a consumer and entertainment standpoint is now making its mark on what was once the fastest-growing sport in the United States. Years past the era of Earnhardt, Gordon, Johnson, and numerous others, NASCAR is taking on a new challenge: dealing with the fact that electric powertrains are becoming more mainstream.

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BYD is building a massive $1 billion EV plant in Turkey as global expansion accelerates

Electrek

BYD signed a deal to build a massive $1 billion EV plant in Turkey on Monday. The news comes after BYD opened its first factory in Thailand, with others planned in Brazil and Mexico as it expands in overseas markets.

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Grid up! Regulation rewrite boosts bi-directional charging in Australia to enable V2G, V2H

EV Central

Vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid charging using electric vehicles as battery storage is set to finally get rolling in Australia. The crucial change is a rewriting of the Australian Standards relating to inverters, including the bi-directional chargers that enable V2H and V2G charging. That promises to make it easier and more affordable to use the high-voltage battery pack of an EV to power a house and an electric car and return electricity to the grid for profit.

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Hyundai finds its ‘sweet spot’ with EVs in the US as it braces for new competition

Electrek

Hyundai believes it has found the “sweet spot” with three long-range, fast-charging, and affordable EVs available in the US. With rivals launching new electric models this year, Hyundai expects stronger competition in the second half of the year.

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Electrify America launches congestion fee pilot at select charging stations

Teslarati

Electrify America has followed Tesla into one strategy intended to reduce congestion at its chargers, as announced by the Volkswagen-owned company this week. On Monday, Electrify America announced that it would be piloting a program to institute an 85-percent State of Charge (SoC) limit at its charging stations, along with charging idling fees starting 10 minutes after charging is complete.

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SK On and Sakuu will jointly develop 3D-printed EV batteries

Electrek

Global EV battery maker SK On now has a joint development agreement with Sakuu, the “world’s first manufacturing platform for printing battery electrodes.

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NASCAR & IndyCar Embrace Electric Car Racing Programs

CleanTechnica EVs

The electric car revolution has now come to NASCAR and IndyCar in very separate ways -- one battery and the other hybrid powered. The post NASCAR & IndyCar Embrace Electric Car Racing Programs appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Ford teases its new EV coming this week, a revival of a ‘legend’

Electrek

Ford is unveiling its newest electric vehicle this week. Ahead of its official debut, Ford teased the new EV, claiming “the legend is back.

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NASCAR Goes Electric – No, It’s Not What You Think

The Truth About Cars

CHICAGO – As part of the festivities during 2024 NASCAR Chicago Street Race event in Chicago this past weekend, NASCAR unveiled a prototype EV. Let me start this post by assuring you, if you’re an old-school racing fan who can’t stand race cars that don’t roar, that NASCAR is NOT to have its Cup cars go EV. At least not anytime soon. You may have heard that NASCAR will be replacing the Cup cars with these crossover-looking EVs, but it was pretty clear from the press conference that that’s not th

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Here are the best electric bikes you can buy at every price level in July 2024

Electrek

I’ve spent countless hours here at Electrek doing detailed hands-on testing of hundreds of electric bikes. Through thousands of miles of riding, I’ve learned these e-bikes inside and out, top to bottom and front to back. That dedication to real-world e-bike testing has helped me find the best electric bicycles on the market for just about any budget.

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Honda to Show the New Prelude At Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Truth About Cars

Late last year, Honda showed off a stunning Prelude concept that many initially expected to arrive as an EV. While many concepts never see the light of day as production vehicles, the automaker plans to release the car as a hybrid, but only in Europe – for now. The production car looks almost identical to the concept, though the new red paint is a striking change from the white Prelude we saw last year.

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First (camo’d) look at ZEEKR’s first all-electric family SUV, codenamed ‘CX1e’

Electrek

We have received some professionally shot “spy images” of ZEEKR’s next BEV model – an SUV targeting consumers with families. Aside from a unique camouflage wrap, you can see (some) unique stylings ZEEKR is bringing to the market with this new SUV, which is currently codenamed the “CX1e.

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Used Car of the Day: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

The Truth About Cars

Today we bring you a 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL that seems to be in very good condition. This one only has 15,000 miles on it and it has AMG wheels. Our seller says it's in "showroom condition" and has been garage kept -- and never driven in poor weather. The seats and leather are apparently in "excellent" condition and this one rides on Pirelli rubber.

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Elon goes to war, Model Y refresh, EV lease deals, and 1300 hp electric NASCAR

Electrek

On today’s episode of Quick Charge , we ask: What does war look like to someone who “ narrowly avoided ” military conscription in South Africa? Apparently it involves lots and lots of robots, and a cameo appearance from Bill Gates !

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Australian EV charging start-up raises $4 million seeks more to expand manufacturing

The Driven EV News

Evos - founded by former Tritium executives - has raised $4 million and is seeking another $6 million to help expand its manufacturing capabilities in home and fleet products. The post Australian EV charging start-up raises $4 million seeks more to expand manufacturing appeared first on The Driven.

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Lucid’s record quarterly deliveries boosted by price cuts, incentives

Teslarati

Lucid Motors set a quarterly record for deliveries in the second quarter, as was boosted by the company’s recent price cuts and incentives for the Air sedan. In a press release shared on Monday, Lucid announced that it delivered 2,394 vehicles in Q2, marking a roughly 70-percent increase year over year. The company also produced 2,110 vehicles at its AMP-1 factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, dropping by around 3 percent from the same period last year.

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Porsche Confirms Plan To Take Some Combustion Cars Fully Electric

InsideEVs

The German performance brand won't reverse course on EVs. Plus, the Geely brands get hit hard by new anti-China tariffs.

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Save $500 on the MOD Black 3 all-terrain e-bike, EcoFlow 24-hour power station flash sale, AeroGarden Harvest now $82, more

Electrek

Amidst the lull after July 4th, we’ve collected a few continuing Green Deals worth considering before they’re gone. Leading the charge today is the new and improved MOD Black 3 e-bike that is seeing a $500 discount to $2,999 , alongside the rest of MOD’s ongoing e-bike discounts. Next, we have a flash sale from EcoFlow’s Prime Day sale that is offering the lowest prices we’ve seen on the DELTA 2 Portable Power Station and Smart Extra Battery bundle for $899 , as well as the River 2 Pro Portable

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